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February 4, 2023

Rain ceremony as part of Mullum sculpture festival

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People are gathered in Palm Park, Mullumbimby for a rain making ceremony. Photo Aslan Shand.

Over a hundred people are gathered in Palm Park in Mullumbimby for a rain making ceremony. People are welcome to join the ceremony and are asked to come ‘with the conscious intention to connect to the Earth and the Water and bring rain into this area using the collective wisdom of the Shire.

Initiated by local Christopher Dean people are relaxing in the quite peace of the Ingenuity sculpture festival on the banks of the Brunswick River focusing their energy on the earth and water.

Those with specialist knowledge in connecting to our water energy are welcome to share this,’ said Christopher.

People are gathered in Palm Park, Mullumbimby for a rain making ceremony. Photo Aslan Shand.

‘This is a collective movement and you are called to step in. There will be a quiet meditation to connect deeply as one.  Then a sharing of waters collected from everywhere into a common basin. once blessed this same water will be available to take and spread to take our message to the earth and sky. And of course we welcome music and drumming and collective singing and dancing to carry the energy far afield.’

Ten years ago after five month with no rain a similar ceremony was conducted at the Mullumbimby Show Grounds.

The Smalls Gallery is a delightful part of the Mullumbimby Ingenuity sculpture festival. Photo Aslan Shand.

‘We all experienced a shower exactly as the ceremony concluded and within three weeks we were receiving wonderful widespread rain,’ said Christopher.

Smalls Gallery

Christopher is also on the committee for Creative Mullum who have brought the Palm Park sculpture walk and Ingenuity sculpture festival to life. He has also initiated this years Smalls Gallery at the Byron Community College in Mullumbimby which is a delightful array of smaller sculptures that are on display as part of the Ingenuity festival.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Good to see proven scientific methods being practiced again in Mullum. You need to include the drumming, that’s why the homeless people in Byron are so obviously spiritually blessed. Maybe they should join Scomo for a session and finally get rid of these bushfires.

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